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Visiting Artist Talk with Kelly Jazvac

March 21, 2019

Kelly Jazvac’s artworks are made primarily from scrap plastic salvaged from the advertising industry. As such, they probe connections between the permanence of disposable materials and the promises of commercial images. Simultaneously, she engages in interdisciplinary plastic pollution research with a team of scientists, artists and writers. A result of this work has been the description and study of “plastiglomerate:” a new hybridized stone made from molten plastic debris and naturally occurring sediment such as sand, wood and rock.

Jazvac’s recent exhibitions include Rock Record, at Fierman Gallery, New York; A Stratigraphic Fiction at The Berman Museum, Philadelphia; Organic Situation at Koenig and Clinton, New York; An other land… and also our own at Prosjekstrom Normanns, Norway; and Rocks, Stones and Dust at Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Her work has been written about in e-flux, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Magenta Magazine, The New Yorker, artforum.com and The Brooklyn Rail. She is represented by Fierman Gallery, New York. She has upcoming exhibitions at the CAC Brétigny in Paris and Museum London.

This talk is part of the Visiting Artist Program, a series co-sponsored by Mount Allison’s Department of Fine Arts, The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. The Visiting Artist Program is funded by a grant form the Canada Council for the Arts to the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

For more information about the Visiting Artist Program, please contact Adriana Kuiper at akuiper@mta.ca.

Venue Access

Level entry. Automatic doors can be opened with a push button. Room 302 is on the third level. There is one single occupancy gender neutral wheelchair accessible bathroom on the first level and two on the second level. There is a wheelchair accessible elevator to the second and third levels.


March 21, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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